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How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Montana, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Montana Election Website or call (888) 884-VOTE to learn more about your states voting details.

Don’t miss your next election!

Cities and towns across Montana are holding local elections on Nov. 2nd. The voter registration deadline for mail-in or online is on Oct. 4th, and for in person the deadline is on Nov.1st at 12:00 p.m.

You can vote in person on Election Day, early, and vote by mail in Montana. Your polling place hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Presidential Primaries

No party affiliation is required at registration to participate in a primary. See Montana Republican Party or Democratic Party sites for more details.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Oct. 4th to Nov. 1st (In-person absentee)

You can vote early in Montana using an absentee ballot for 30 days before any election without an excuse. Visit your local elections office to vote an absentee ballot in person by Nov.1st.

To vote absentee by mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot no later than Nov. 1st at noon. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot you may return it in person or by mail. If returning by mail, it must be received by your county election office by 8 p.m. on Election Day. Alternatively, you can deliver it in-person to your county election office by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Voters may request to be permanent absentee voters by-mail for all elections at any time, no excuse required.


Voter ID + Access for Montana

Do Voters Need ID?

  • Yes, voters need an ID
  • Multiple forms of ID accepted
  • First time voters need ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

  • You can register to vote during Early Voting.
  • You can register to vote on Election Day.

  • Pre-registration

    • If you are 17 and will be 18 on or before the next election, you may register to vote.
    Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.

    Have you been convicted of a felony?

    See what the registration laws are in your state below.

    Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

    Voting and attending college?

    Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

    College Student Voting Info